Special Education M.Ed.

The Master of Education in Special Education General Curriculum is structured for teachers who already hold a level four teaching certificate from the State of Georgia. Graduate students of this degree program will be focused on school improvement plans and methods for children and youth (grades P-12). Teachers will examine their own school’s needs, create a plan for improvement and share their outcomes with local, regional, state and national associations. Courses are offered in a completely online format. 

Admission Requirements:

  • University Admissions Form
  • Two professional recommendations (pdf)
  • Official copies of all transcripts
  • GPA Requirement:
    • Option 1: Applicants who have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 from a regionally accredited university may be considered for admission to College of Education graduate programs OR
    • Option 2: Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree with an overall GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 from a regionally accredited university and hold 3 successful years of teaching experience, as documented by a letter from the current employer, may be considered for admission to a College of Education graduate program. 
  • Verification of Immunization
  • Verification of Georgia T4 certification or evidence of qualification for one (or a minimum of an induction certificate)
  • Resume

Candidates apply for upgrades through their school systems or directly to the Professional Standards Commission. Candidates must claim Georgia College & State University as their provider.



Special Education M.Ed.

Stephen Wills

Dr. Stephen Wills

Program Co-Coordinator
Room 228A

PhD, University of Alabama; MEd, Georgia College & State University; BS, Auburn University

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Dr. Rob Sumowski

Room 217B

EdD, University of Georgia; EdS, Georgia College & State University; MEd, Georgia College & State University; BA, Mercer University


 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Professional Development School Partnerships, School Law and Investigations

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Ms. Shanda Brand

Graduate Director
217A Kilpatrick Education Center